Cambridge companions to musicThe Cambridge companion to blues and gospel music0521806356, 9780521806350, 0521001072
Description:From Robert Johnson to Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson to John Lee ...
Description:From Robert Johnson to Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson to John Lee Hooker, blues and gospel artists play significant roles in twentieth-century culture. This overview of these genres provides an expression of the twentieth-century black American experience. Histories are questioned; songs and lyrical imagery are analyzed; perspectives are presented from the standpoint of voice, guitar, piano, and working musician. A concluding chapter discusses the impact that the genres have had on mainstream musical culture.